The Team

Our team is a collaboration between Peel Regional Paramedic Services, the University of Windsor, the University of Toronto, Queen's University, and a growing number of paramedic service organizations in Ontario. Together, we combine the experience of front-line paramedics with research expertise, and paramedic leadership from across the province.

Dr. Justin Mausz (he/him)

Principal Investigator

Justin is an Advanced Care Paramedic and researcher with Peel Regional Paramedic Services, a member of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, and a Scientist with the McNally Project for Paramedicine Research. Justin's work focuses on psychological health and safety among paramedics. Justin is the research lead of the External Violence Against Paramedics (EVAP) program and co-leads the Violence Against Paramedics project with Dr. Donnelly. Connect with Justin on LinkedIN, follow him on Twitter, or see more of his work on ResearchGate 

Dr. Elizabeth Donnelly (she/her)

Principal Investigator

Dr. Donnelly is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Windsor, a Scientist with the McNally Project for Paramedicine Research, and a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician. Having practiced as an EMT since 1999, Dr. Donnelly has a strong connection with the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) community and her work focuses largely on workforce health among EMS personnel. Follow Dr. Donnelly on Twitter @EDonnellyPhD

Dr. Alan Batt (he/him)


Alan is Paramedicine Program Lead at Queen's University, Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Paramedicine at Monash University, and a Scientist with the McNally Project for Paramedicine Research. Originally from Cork, Ireland, Alan has worked clinically as a paramedic in several different countries. Alan's research focuses on better preparing health professionals for their work through improved education and expanding roles. Connect with Alan on LinkedIn, or view more of his research on ResearchGate

Thérésa Choisi (she/her)


Thérésa is a research advisor at Urgences-Santé, the largest ambulance service in the province of Quebec, and a fellow with the McNally Project for Paramedicine Research. She has more than 13 years of experience in the prehospital sector as a former Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD), team leader, instructor, and quality assurance reviewer. In addition to coordinating the research program of Urgences-Santé's Center for Applied Research in the Parahospital Sector, she is the principal investigator in the Public Health Agency of Canada funded study Preventing Burnout by Predicting Compromised Wellness Among EMS Workers (the PreBURN study). Her research interests include 9-1-1 call taking and sipatch operations, the mental wellness of healthcare workers, and quality of care. 

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Mandy Johnston (she/her)

Knowledge User

Mandy Johnston is an Advanced Care Paramedic and Superintendent with Peel Regional Paramedic Services and program lead for the External Violence Against Paramedics (EVAP) portfolio of work. In early 2019, Mandy surveyed paramedics in Peel Region to ask about their experiences with wokrplace violence. After disovering that 97% of surveyed paramedics reported some exposure to workplace violence, Mandy led a comprehensive organizational response to the problem. The EVAP program includes a media awareness campaign, enhanced reporting measures, and an organizational policy of zero tolerance of violence against paramedics.

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